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From Console to Real World Gaming - Here is how IoT Changed Gaming

By CIOReview | Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Technologies like virtual reality (VR) and internet of things (IoT) are revolutionizing the user experience with some amazing graphics, sounds, and a dedication to storytelling.

FREMONT, CA: The gaming industry has evolved radically since its inception – from the earliest arcade video games with two-dimensional graphics to its present avatar that immerses the game lovers into a virtual world with seemingly real experience. Technologies like virtual reality (VR) and internet of things (IoT) technology are revolutionizing the user experience with some amazing graphics tech, sounds, and a dedication to storytelling.

Technology shaping the gaming industry is not a new proceeding. However, IoT is a relatively new advancement in this field. The highly mobile nature of IoT has unleashed the shackles for the gamers who can enjoy the gaming experience with their family and friends in real-time. Let’s delve into the specifics of how IoT has been transforming the gaming industry.

Immersive Gaming Experience with IoT 

IoT and VR are primarily responsible for the immersive gaming experience that the users are enjoying in their consoles mobile devices. Such is the prowess of these technologies that players are made to believe that they are a part of the virtual world dealing with real characters and things.

Moreover, the user doesn’t need to be tied to his console at home via a series of cables and plugs. With Bluetooth technology, several popular games can sync across platforms. Thus a player can play on his console at home and can continue his advances on another device such as a smartphone or tablet.

Another major advantage of mobile gaming is that it enables greater accessibility to the people, such as, those who can’t afford the expensive consoles can enjoy the game in their smartphones which is much of a necessity these days.

IoT Converging Gaming and Real Life Activities

The areas of a person’s life that seemed dull and routine are transforming into exciting leisure activities with the help of IoT technologies. For instance, health and fitness apps are experimenting with various ways to make exercise look like fun. For example, the popular Zombies, Run! App syncs with a user’s fitness device to make the user like they are battling the apocalypse and outrunning the zombies.

Some of the apps are also using IoT technology to promote learning. A popular language-learning app Duolingo uses gamification to help users to learn and practice new languages.

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